As mayor of the great city of Charleston, I have the privilege of working on a regular basis with some of the finest leaders our state produces — private business people, nonprofit executives, elected officials, community volunteers and others. Every day, these men and women help tackle the toughest issues facing our state. Every day, they work hard to make a positive difference in the lives of our citizens.
Recently a former president of the United States met with the attorney general of the United States while the former president’s wife was under investigation by the FBI. Both of these supposedly intelligent people apologized for this improper meeting.
The committee studying an arts campus on Hilton Head Island has invited input from the public at a meeting on Aug. 4. Apparently they have already concluded that an arts campus should be built as they are planning a report on how the venue should look and operate, not on whether one should be built. I cannot attend the meeting but I want to make my views known.
This letter is in response to the July 25 letter on bicyclists. Overall, I am happy to hear of the great safety record and our gold level standing. With the large number of cyclists, our safety record is quite a tribute to our community. However, I do feel there was an important point missed by the author.
The political dilemma in Washington continues. Blind party loyalty by selfish politicians and followers has stymied progress, contributing to gridlock and deterioration of our social system. Congress’ approval rating is an all time low, our reputation in the world is rapidly declining.
For the first time in the many years I’ve been voting in presidential elections, I believe I’ll be walking into the voting booth on Nov. 8 with no clear decision in mind. I also suspect I won’t be alone in this situation.
Shortly, a final report will be issued from a volunteer citizens’ task force that has been working since 2015 to assess the future impact of rising seas on the City of Beaufort. This is the first task force of its kind in our state. I have had the honor to work with this group on behalf of small businesses.
David Lauderdale’ July 20 column, “Race relations: It’s up to you” is an outstanding testimonial on how to improve race relations, and it deserves to be featured in every major newspaper in America. Perhaps it should even go “viral” on social media … that ubiquitous, overtired phrase so popular today.
When Carla Student moved to the Lowcountry more than a decade ago to retire, little did she realize she'd not only continue working, but would end up busier than ever. That's what happens, it seems, when your master sewing skills precede you. As we found out during a recent visit to Student's industrial-level shop inside her Lady's Island home, she does a lot more than fill orders globally.
Master seamstress on Lady's Island
World Youth Day festivities open with mass
Pope Francis arrives in Poland for World Youth Day
A Sea Pines caddy sees a drowning fawn, jumps into gator-filled lagoon